11/22 Stampin' Down Memory Lane!


Well . . . how do you like this color combination? Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry and Mellow Moss. Pretty rad if I say so myself - but it seems to work with this card. I let my image be my guide when it came to picking out the colors and I was surprised at how well it turned out.
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I was stamping for fun today and pulled out a stamp set I've never used - Long Time Friend. How is that possible? Oh, it's possible. You buy it with good intentions but then somehow inspiration isn't striking and off it goes to the back of the shelf. Thank goodness for a couple of relaxing hours on Sunday afternoons, I can reacquaint myself with some of my long-neglected friends (oops, I mean stamp sets lol!)
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I stamped the Floral background with Rich Razzleberry onto Mellow Moss card stock. The main image panel is watercolor paper and the garden scene is stamped with Basic Black ink and then water colored with my Aqua Painter using ink from the lid of my ink pads. The green stems are just drawn in with the fine tip of a Handsome Hunter marker. I rubbed Creamy Caramel over the top of my Linen background stamp, laid it face up on my desk, put my image panel over the top of it and walked my fingers around just the areas I wanted the Linen to be picked up . . . mostly the outside edges leaving the center brighter. I sponged Mellow Moss ink all around the edge of my image panel. LOVE how that turned out.
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Then, it was just a matter of layering and accenting to complete the card. One of the accents are the round circles I put on my ribbon. Those circles are made with an ordinary hole punch - 1/4" in diameter and adhered with a mini glue dot. The image panel is raised up on Stampin' Dimensionals.
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Here are the supplies I used in my card:
Stamps: Long Time Friend, Linen Background, Floral Background (all of these have been retired)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115316), Mellow Moss (102898), Dusty Durango (115321), Watercolor Paper (105019)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Creamy Caramel (103220) and the following ink pads were used to water color: Rich Razzleberry (115658), Mellow Moss (105215), Dusty Durango (115654), Bordering Blue (102265), Close to Cocoa (103139), Crushed Curry (115659), Handsome Hunter (105215)
Tools: Stampin'Sponge cut into a small wedge (101610), Aqua Painter (103954), Handsome Hunter Marker (105116)
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon (115613), Dusty Durango Polka Dot Ribbon (115609)
Adhesive: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Misc: 1/4" Hole Puncher


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Comments

Absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous watercoloring and you did wonders with that color combination! BRAVO!!